Shrimp Tales

  • “Wine American Shrimp”: Ideas for Pairing Shrimp and Wine

    Shrimp and wine are a match made in heaven. After all, doesn’t just thinking about sitting at a restaurant eating delicious shrimp pasta paired with a perfect wine make your mouth water? While, unfortunately, that may not be possible at the moment, there’s no denying that sales of wine have increased during COVID-19. And with...

    Read More May 24, 2022
  • How to Read Seafood Labels and Avoid Imported Shrimp

    When it comes to shopping for shrimp, especially during an international pandemic, it is now more important than ever to be sure that you are purchasing wild-caught American shrimp. However, due to the actions of various non-U.S. shrimp production companies, this process can be made more difficult than it sounds. As Wild American Shrimp has...

    Read More May 23, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jim Smith

    CHEF JIM SMITH THE HUMMINGBIRD WAY Jim Smith is the former Executive Chef of the State of Alabama and Chairman of the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission. As the state chef, he placed an emphasis on using the best local ingredients and has made strides to encourage the support of local farmers and Alabama fishers. He...

    Read More May 20, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Smith & Sons Seafood

    Since 1955, Smith & Sons Seafood in Darien, Georgia, has operated as a successful processor gleaning from abundant shrimp harvests pulled from South Atlantic waters. Walter “Big John” Smith Jr., vice president, is the youngest of the sons and is now at the helm of the company that was started by his father, Walter “WM”...

    Read More May 20, 2022
  • Why Shrimp Are Pink and Why That’s Good for You!

    We’ve talked before in other blog posts about the health benefits of shrimp and shrimp consumption being the reason why flamingos are pink: seemingly two completely different topics (save for their focus on shrimp) that, today, we want to combine into one. Why are shrimp pink and what does that have to do with your...

    Read More May 20, 2022
  • Shrimp’s Secret Super Nutrient: Selenium!

    As we’ve outlined in other blog posts, shrimp are an excellent source of natural elements that offer a variety of health benefits, such as preventing arteries from clogging and being a great source of lean protein. Today, we will discuss the benefits of a certain element in shrimp that you might not even know about:...

    Read More May 16, 2022